What causes human trafficking?
The root cause of human trafficking may differ from country to another. It is a complex phenomenon that is usually influenced by social, economy and culture. However there are common factors such as:
Have you ever wonder how traffickers obtain their victims? Here’s how:
- Local connections and contacts help them to identify potential and vulnerable people to become victims.
- Direct sales where women and children are being sold through the black market by their parents, other family members, orphanage homes or babysitters.
- Deceit (penipuan) syndicate agents deceive parents/care takers and lure women with false promises of better or well paid jobs in cities or marriage to rich families.
- Debt bondage whereby traffickers pay a certain amount of incentives to parents to bind their children to labour or sex slavery. Debt terms are usually unclear.
What happen to the victims?
Children and women who are victims generally fall into prostitution and slavery. However, they may be exploited for other labours: